Why Do They Hate?
By: John Rosenstern
Are there really only a handful of radicals that have hijacked the religion of Islam? Or, is it that the religion itself is radical and hijacks the people? The Qur’an makes it clear that Muslims have a duty to fight for the cause of Islam, and its god, Allah. In the Qur’an, Sura (chapter) 9, Ayat (verse) 44: “Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day ask for no exemption from fighting with their goods and persons. And Allah knows well those who do their duty.”
The call and duty is for Islamic followers to fight with their goods and their bodies. Who are they to fight? The Qur’an tells its adherents in Sura 9:29: “Fight those who do not believe in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which has been forbidden by Allah and his messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of truth, even if they are people of the book, until they pay Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
The next question we should ask is, “Where should Muslims fight what they call unbelievers?” In Sura 9:5: “. . . fight and slay the Pagans wherever you find them, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war. . . .”
How long should Muslims fight and carry out the mandate of jihad? In Sura 8:39: “And fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere. . . .”
There should be no doubt that the goal of the Islamic religion is to subdue all peoples of the world to the submission of Islam. The Umma (community) of Islam is to prevail “everywhere.” The world is to be made, Dar al Islam (The Land is Islam), according to the teachings of Allah, as given to his Prophet Muhammad. Every good Muslim will participate with their “goods” or “person” to accomplish this goal.
America has always struggled against the barbaric religion of Islam from our origins as a nation. Our leaders in politics, education, and religion recognized the archaic ways of Islam; and the need to fight against the Barbary Pirates with power and force, with one goal in mind afterwards, to open the door for the Gospel to be preached! On the other hand many felt compelled to destroy the followers of Muhammad.
George Washington felt “the highest disgrace” in seeing America “become tributary to such banditti who might for half the sum that is paid them be exterminated from the earth.” Washington said to his former comrade-in-arms Lafayette, “would to Heaven we had a navy to reform those enemies of mankind, or crush them into nonexistence.”
Thomas Jefferson was dismayed with Islam and its kidnapping of our mercantilists and asking for ransom costing our new country 1/5 of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP is a calculation of everything we produce) that in December 1790 he recommended America to go to war. Instead the then Secretary of State was instrumental to pay the ransom instead of considering the call to war.
Early American religious tolerance did not extend itself to Islam. It was scarcely considered a religion at all by prominent colonial theologians such as Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards who regularly denounced Islam as a false and morally degenerate faith. Muhammad, according to Harvard president, Samuel Langdon, was a counterfeit prophet, and worse, “an emissary of Satan.”
Early translations of the Qur’an, and descriptive books, were written about Islam with one goal in mind, as George Sales summed up after completing his 1734 version of the Qur’an, “to attack the Koran with success” and hoped that “for them . . . Providence has reserved the glory of its overthrow.” Alcoran of Alexander Ross, published in 1649, set out to expose the “contradictions, blasphemies, obscene speeches, and ridiculous fables” in the book, so that the Christian Protestants “so viewing thine enemies in their full body . . . maist the better . . . overcome them.” Increase Mather, Harvard’s first president, called for the destruction of the Ottoman Empire to make way for the Jews’ return.
Today our prestigious Universities are manipulated by gifts from Saudi Princes to subvert Americans with a revised historical past that glorifies Islam instead of detailing its grotesque past. The cry for “seek common ground” is the mantra of so-called Christian leaders like Rick Warren; who spoke at a meeting of the Islamic Society of North America, an organization that supports Islamic terrorists like the Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood.
Islamic Call To War
Qur’an (9:73) – “O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is Hell, and evil is the destination.”
Qur’an (9:14) – “Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace. . . .”
Qur’an (8:59-60) – “And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah’s Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape. Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy.”
Qur’an (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.”
Qur’an (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah. . . .”
Qur’an (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
Qur’an (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”
Qur’an (47:35) – “Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost (Shakir: ‘have the upper hand’) for Allah is with you.”
Our Government and our leaders need our prayers now more than ever. Their favorable attitude towards Islam, almost makes their bias complicit to future acts of Islamic terrorism against the USA.
As recent as 2006, former top Pentagon official William Gawthrop lamented that “the senior Service colleges of the Department of Defense had not incorporated into their curriculum a systematic study of Muhammad as a military or political leader. As a consequence, we still do not have an in-depth understanding of the war-fighting doctrine laid down by Muhammad, how it might be applied today by an increasing number of Islamic groups, or how it might be countered.”
Unprepared For War
Sun Tzu’s ancient dictum, “know thy enemy” is void from our Military schools when it comes to Islam. Classical theories such as Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, etc. are studied but are very impractical compared to today’s complex military landscape of warfare and diplomacy. These outdated and former strategies cannot be called upon to gain advantage in modern warfare. Unlike Islam they also lack a driving motivational force for perpetual relevancy, religious conquest. Islam has a theological quality that claims its precepts transcend time and space. The example of Muhammad, and Islamic Doctrines, are immutable to Muslims and are just as applicable to Muslims today as yesterday. Jihad is as real today as it was when Muhammad claimed to receive revelations from his god Allah to, “fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them. . . .” Islamic Jihad is more real today in this generation than any other time in history since its beginnings. The means of modern communication and oil money have done more to advance the Islamic goals of creating a world Islamic kingdom.
Within the call to Jihad is the understanding of all Muslims to know it is their responsibility to form a world Islamic Umma, community. Islamic nations throughout the world call their land a land of Islam, Dar al Islam. The eternal doctrine of war in Islam must continue until all nations submit to Islam. These unconquered lands are called an abode of war or Dar al Harb. The Islamic “world view” is known as “fard kifaya.” There are several strategies used in the war of Jihad. Most of these strategies involve negotiating techniques that are set with the intention to deceive.
Sahih al-Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 269: Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said: “War is deceit.”
The strategy of “Hudna” is explained in Sahih Muslim’s Hadith 15:4057: “Allah’s Messenger [Muhammad] said: ‘He who takes an oath but eventually finds a better way should do that which is better and break his oath.’”
Muhammad used this approach to gain access back into Mecca by promising he would not come in war but only to worship at the Kaba. A truce was established between the Mecceans and Muhammad and his followers at a town outside of Mecca called Hudaibiyah; only until he gained enough power to come into Mecca and take it over. He then “cleansed” the Kaba of all other idols, except for his god Allah. This was the same technique Yasser Arafat utilized when negotiating with Israel. On television, seen throughout the world, he would speak of peace; such was the case in his famous “Gun and the Olive Branch” 1973 speech at the United Nations. In his secretly recorded 1994 speech in a Johannesburg mosque and elsewhere, Arafat repeatedly belittled Oslo as a mere Hudna, and cited the precedent set by Muhammad.
Incorporated within the idea of Hudna is the strategy of al-Taqiyya, lying. In order to maximize the benefit of a Hudna lying is permissible in Islam. Al-Taqiyya permits a Muslim to lie and dissemble whenever they are under the authority of the infidel. The Qur’an in verse 16:106 says:
“Whoso disbelieveth in Allah after his belief *save him who is forced thereto and whose heart is still content with the Faith* but whoso findeth ease in disbelief: On them is wrath from Allah. Theirs will be an awful doom.”
In other words, Allah will forgive a Muslim who converts to another faith as long as he/she is only pretending.
How should our Military view interrogating Muslim Islamic terrorists? Hardened Jihadists are willing to die for the cause of Allah. Therefore, any information that can be obtained from them is at best questionable. Likewise though, the Bible does give us some wisdom when dealing with evil. Solomon said: “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.”
The years of holding captured terrorists in Guantanamo Bay has not helped our cause. Understand, it is not the place, but the length of time we’ve held the terrorists in custody. Our Islamic terrorist enemy knows how slow we are to bring them through our justice system. Notwithstanding, giving them the Miranda rights of American citizens? What courage we give our enemy to know that we will make them comfortable, allow them to practice their faith – the one that kills us – and give them American attorneys bound by American Constitutional law to assist them in our Courts?
Instead of sending Islamic nations the Gospel we send them weapons? The Middle Eastern nations of the world are buying American weapons. One example is Saudi Arabia, the country in which Islam was founded, spends 18% of its GDP (everything produced) on military expenditures, according to the US State Department, World Military and Arms Expenditures.
Join with me in prayer for our nation, because these weapons maybe the ones used during the time of Tribulation, in Satan’s efforts to annihilate Israel with the help of the Islamic nations of the world united with him (Ps. 83).